Radius Corners: A Nutshell Guide
All our solid wood worktops come with square edges and corners as standard. This look is perfect for many a wood kitchen counter; however, in some instances, our customers may wish to add a smooth curved corner (or ‘radius corner’). Radius corners are ideal for kitchen islands and overhanging worktops as – in these instances – the corners are more exposed and can be hazardous to people walking past. They also look excellent when fitted with curved corner base units and can be designed to match the curve of the cabinet perfectly. Offering a sophisticated look, radius corners can be applied to worktops via our Online Bespoke Worktop Tool (for further information regarding our innovative online worktop customisation tool, please read our Bespoke Worktop Tool User Guide).. Don’t forget, every radius corner is made to bespoke measurements (meaning that there are no ‘standard’ radius dimensions).
Internal radius corners can also be found on sink cut-outs. Whilst overmounted sinks do not usually require curved corners, undermounted sinks will be accompanied by measurements so that you can calculate the dimensions for the cut-out.
How to Measure a Radius Corner
If you should need to measure a radius corner, or are gathering measurements for your new worktop, our easy-to-follow instructions should provide all the information you require:
- Identify your tangent points (see diagram). These are the points at which the straight edges of the rectangular worktop meet the curved edge, and both points are equidistant from the existing right-angular corner. The easiest way to record this is to use a Carpenter’s Square, and mark the tangents points with a pencil if necessary.
- The distance from the tangent point to the point where the two dotted tangent lines meet is the radius. Using a Carpenter’s Square again, identify the meeting point of the two tangent lines. If you do not have a Carpenter’s Square, place a ruler perpendicular to the worktop edge at both tangent points and identify where the two tangent lines meet (it may be necessary to do this a few times to ensure accuracy).
- Measure the radius line.
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Ordering Worktops with Radius Corners with Our Online Fabrication Tool
To order worktops with radius corners via our Online Bespoke Worktop Tool, simply select your timber and choose the dimensions required, and then click the Radius Corner tab on the toolbar at the top of your screen. At this point, please enter the radius measurement you require, and which corner(s) of the worktop you would like to apply it to.
Some splendid examples of radius corners can be seen in our Fabrication Gallery. If you would like assistance when ordering bespoke worktops with radius corners online, or would like to order over the telephone, please don’t hesitate to ring us on 0345 22 22 644. Alternatively, you can contact our fabrication department for more information on bespoke worktops, by emailing [email protected].